Make no mistake about it I have supported authors for years. Now that I myself happen to be one, have come to understand how much work goes into writing. Hours of writing and and doing research, is what it takes to write a decent novel. So if some person literally steals your work, it should be duly noticed. In this case it is what seems to have happened.
The problem is Amazon a major book retailer has done nothing to remove the book and give the correct author his alleged work he is owed by the would be paranormal thief.
The article was seen on a website where a woman whom wrote about it, had stated what had happened. The Haunted Librarian.
“Richard Estep has written several non-fiction books on paranormal phenomena and appeared on various TV shows discussing his experiences. As a paramedic, Richard is especially interested in paranormal activity in and around hospitals. For Haunted Healthcare: Medical Professionals and Patients Share their Encounters with the Paranormal, Richard interviewed medical personnel and patients to obtain personal stories. The book was published in 2018 and is available in paperback or as an E-book. His extensive research landed him a guest role on Haunted Hospitals. A paranormal reality type show.
A person claiming to be Hugo Sulin published The Haunting of The Healthcare: A Collection of Ghost Stories Related to the Medical Professions: Haunted House Mystery Books on January 9, 2021. What does appear is It appears on Amazon.com. “Sulin” allegedly reduced the page count by 2 pages and cut the paperback price. How ever the original work is of Richard estep.
Amazon no stranger to doing the wrong thing, had stopped comments from would be reviewers and commenters, as the site was getting plastered with negative comments pertaining to the alleged book fraud. As of early January the book had not been taken down.
As seen by the book titles and covers you see the name is almost the same, but the concept is definitely the same, some authors do use these tactics to escape criminal prosecution and or copy right laws. It is the actual work and writing inside, that is the tell tell sign of illegal copyright use.
The allegedly copyrighted book had these reviews on amazon:
The Haunting Of The Healthcare A Collection Of Ghost Stories Related To The Medical Professions: Haunted House Mystery Books – Kindle edition by Sulin, Hugo. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Top reviews from the United States
Ashley1.0 out of 5 stars A rip-off of another published bookReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021I’d leave 0 stars if I could. A complete ripoff of another published book that included stories provided to the author personally, one of them by ME. Take this down immediately and quit erasing negative reviews.9 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuse
John Covele1.0 out of 5 stars This is not original materialReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021This is not original material8 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuseIndia Hopwood1.0 out of 5 stars STOLEN WORK – DO NOT BUYReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021This book is stolen content. For the actual good content please check out Haunted Healthcare by Richard Estep.9 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuse
indycoltsrock1.0 out of 5 stars Bold enough to plagiarize but too lazy to change anything but the “author name”.Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021It seems that I’ve read this book before. Word for word, as a matter of fact. If one is going to plagiarize someone else’s work, one should research whom it actually is they are taking from. Honestly, I enjoyed the original author much, much more. Research and write your own damn book. There’s plenty of material to go around.4 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuse
Wildflower1.0 out of 5 stars Do not purchase – Fraudulent!Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021This book is a plagiarized word-for-word copy of “Haunted Healthcare” by Richard Estep. Absolute fraud.4 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuseKayla Russell1.0 out of 5 stars COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!!!!!Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021This is a copy of Richard Esteps book!!!
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! IT IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!!!!!!! TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!3 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuseA’Marie Pacheco1.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy- This trash is plagiarism. Pirated poorly from Richard Estep.Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021As i said in my title, these twats stole the book “Haunted Healthcare” by Richard Estep, slapped a ridiculously grammatically incorrect title on it, and then were not even intelligent enough to get the book loaded and formated correctly. Go read the real book.3 people found this helpfulHelpfulReport abuse
A link also found by the original author is here. (4) Facebook “
January 28 at 6:23 PM · ***Thanks for your help, everyone. Amazon has me in a holding pattern, so there’s not much more I can do but wait. I appreciate everyone’s support. I’ve logged complaints against FIVE of these fraudulent editions so far. Please hold off on contacting Amazon yourself. If it isn’t on their radar now, then it won’t ever be. ***Friends and readers, I am being robbed, publicly and blatantly.Two “books” now trending on Amazon called “The Haunting of the Healthcare” are a direct, word-for-word, badly-formatted scan of my book “Haunted Healthcare.” A direct reprint of the text. It’s theft. Fraud. I’m beyond livid. I called Amazon customer service and was told to lodge a complaint of copyright infringement, which I did. Who knows how long it will take them to get around to dealing with it. They stole my book, slapped fake names on them, and are stealing my earnings. There are two editions, one by a Hugo Sulin and the other by a Delena McSparin. Two Kindle editions, two paperbacks. All the same theft of the book.https://smile.amazon.com/…/ref=zg_bsnr_158512011_21…https://smile.amazon.com/…/B08S…/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0…
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